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Can edtech startups help universities transition to a new normal?

Before the pandemic, we conducted research with 50+ university senior leaders to understand their most pressing priorities. Although these fundamental priorities still hold true, universities have had to significantly rethink their approach as they transition to a new normal. Over the coming weeks, we will be publishing a series of short practical guides for university […]

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Five ideas to improve UK education and research

Five businesses have been selected for mentorships worth up to £10,000 after successful pitches at our showcase edtech event, Digifest. The successful bidders presented ideas which have the potential to go on to improve, evolve and change UK education and research. Selected by a panel of judges from Jisc and Emerge Education, the winners are: Connect2Teach […]

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Guest blog student ideas

Jisc Digifest 2019 Hackathon – insider views

Hopefully you will have seen Peter Cliff’s blog post below on our recent hackathon, which was a huge success and a really enjoyable experience. Now its time to hear from one of the participants, Nathaniel Reed from the winning Hull University team on what their experience was like. The hull team spent the two days […]

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Developing a HE/FE Consultative sales strategy

A guest post from Tripti Maheshwari, Co-Founder,Student Circus Ltd After the incredible product workshop in July, it was time for the most awaited day of the Jisc Edtech Startup Programme – sales day!  Day 3: A usual start to the day at EdSpace with coffee, croissants and conversations. With the room full of Jisc staff and […]

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An insider view from Volo – 2018 cohort

A guest post from Lotis Bautista Co-founder and Chief Community Officer, Volo Group Mid-way through April we were ecstatic to find ourselves as one of five companies to win a place on the Jisc Edtech Startup Programme. Fast-forward to the start of the programme in May and it has already proven itself to be a […]

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Welcome to our edtech start-ups 2018 cohort

We ran the competition and announced the winners, and now its time to get down to the hard work.   Our 2018 programme kicks-off on Thursday 24th May and I’m excited and looking forward to working with our winners: Blackbullion – a learning platform for students to get control of their money. Oslr – an app to facilitate […]

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Edtech Start-ups 2018

We have just selected our new cohort of start-ups for the Edtech Launchpad start-ups programme for 2018. The selection process took place at Jisc Digifest 2018 on the 6 March 2018. Having already been shortlisted, nine companies presented to an interview panel of experts and pitched to the Digifest audience as part of the process. […]

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A new guest blog – Atif Mahmood from Lumici

Today we hear from Atif Mahmood, Founder and CEO of Lumici, and a recent graduate of the latest Jisc/Emerge start-up programme.  Lumici is an online collaborative lesson planning platform enabling teachers to use and modify existing lesson templates from other teachers. Just like Google has solved collaborative working in the enterprise, Lumici is solving it for lesson […]

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Jisc/Emerge Start-ups Programme Pitch Day

Introducing Michael Murdoch of The House, a key contributor to the Jisc/Emerge start-ups programme with a guest blog:   By Michael Murdoch, CEO of The House – www.thehouselondon.com The Panel: Emerge: Nic Newman The House: Michael Murdoch Jisc:  Paul Feldman, Jon Tucker, Phil Richards & Pete Scott The Startups: Aula is a communication platform dedicated […]

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Introducing Edtech Launchpad

  Edtech Launchpad is about supporting students, start-ups and companies to develop new edtech ideas.  Its split into three parts: Student ideas competition open to all UK students 16+, judged in categories schools, colleges, universities – Summer 2018 – register your interest now. Follow the conversation on Twitter using #studentideas Running for the fourth time our start-ups competition open to […]